Comparative History and Historiography
Value: half unit (term two)
Prof Peregrine Horden (co-ordinator) et al.
Lectures and appropriate tutorial guidance
2-hour examination (100%)
This option is a compulsory unit for all final-year students on the BA programmes in History; History, Ancient and Medieval; and Modern History and Politics. It provides a structured opportunity for students to draw together what they have learned over the previous two years, making comparative connections between the outcomes of individual courses, and thinking creatively about their interests. The course also enables students to return to the historiographical perspectives opened up in their first year by History and Meanings, but to re-evaluate those perspectives in the light of their own practical experience as historians. This is not a course that requires substantial new research. Rather, it invites mature reflection on what students have already learned, and is based on course material which students will, in many cases, be revising for their final exams.